Here is the sign language guy from last night's Super Bowl (left) ... and TV's Eddie Munster from the iconic 1960s TV show (right).
Only one of them is in character.
We're just sayin' ...
Police to Joe Flacco
Don't Worry ...
We Got Your Back!!
2/4/2013 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Joe Flacco got some pretty solid protection in New Orleans last night -- both on and off the field -- 'cause after he won the game, the cops made sure no one laid a hand on the Baltimore Ravens QB.
Flacco got the Super Bowl MVP treatment from police following his big win ... 'cause the boys in blue made sure Joe and his lady friend were as safe as they could be when they got into a waiting car outside of the team hotel to head to the post-game festivities.
We asked Joe where he was headed -- but as everyone knows ... there's only one destination for the Super Bowl MVP ... and let's just say he'll be greeted by an oversized rat.
I Won $200k
on the Super Bowl!!!
2/4/2013 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Soulja Boy HIT IT BIG last night ... coming up victorious on a $200k Super Bowl bet thanks to the Baltimore Ravens ... and the rapper says he already has a plan to spend the money.
Soulja was hanging out with Sean Kingston in L.A. last night after the game ... and explained why he felt so confident bettin' on the birds. It's pretty solid logic.
So what's he gonna do with his winnings? The 22-year-old says he plans on dividing the money between his retirement account and a low-risk mutual fund ... JUST KIDDING HE'S GONNA BLOW IT ON SOMETHING REALLY EXPENSIVE!!!!
Super Bowl XLVII
2/3/2013 5:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
9:10 PM ET -- The Super Bowl is back, baby!!!
A power outage at the Superdome in New Orleans left half the stadium in darkness less than two minutes into the third quarter of the game ... delaying Super Bowl XLVII indefinitely.
Insert Bane joke here.
CBS has announced that stadium officials hope to have full power restored by 9:20 PM ET.
The outage took place just minutes after Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones returned the second half kickoff a record-tying 108 yards for a touchdown.
The Baltimore Ravens currently lead the San Francisco 49ers 28-6.
Story developing ...
Wheeling His Way
Around New Orleans
2/3/2013 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew missed most of the season with a fractured foot, but he didn't let that stop him from partying in New Orleans last night ... on a scooter.
MJD underwent surgery last month after only playing in five games this season. He wasn't about to let the injury make him miss the Super Bowl, where we spotted him all dressed up and wheeling his way around town.
The three-time All-Pro is no stranger to partying on wheels ... we spotted him out in Hollywood last month doing the same thing.
Can't keep a good man down.
Harvey Levin Picks NFL Winner
Ray Lewis Is
Gonna Be Pissed!!
2/3/2013 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
IT'S FINALLY GAME TIME!!!! And Harvey Levin is ready to jinx pick the team he thinks is gonna take home the Lombardi Trophy. It's 49ers vs. Ravens in the frickin' SUPER BOWL!!!!
Heeeeeeeere we go!!!
Question: Who ya got?
Harvey Levin: I got San Francisco ... but I'm more than a little bent out of shape over the whole Chris Culliver situation. In case Culliver is reading this, by bent out of shape I'm not talking about ...
Question: You don't care that Tyler (your assistant) is a huge Ravens fan?
Harvey Levin: Screw him. This is business.
Question: How do you feel about the 49ers that hit the strip club?
Harvey Levin: I think it'll make them far more relaxed ... and focused.
Question: And what if Ray Lewis is reading this?
Harvey Levin: If Ray Lewis is reading this ... I didn't mean to offend you, no disrespect, please don't hurt me.
49ers Babes vs. Ravens Babes
WHO'D YOU RATHER?
2/3/2013 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
John Harbaugh vs. Jim Harbaugh
Which Super Bowl Coach
Would You Rather?
2/2/2013 11:00 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
It's a Super Bowl showdown as Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh goes up against his younger brother, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
Question is ...
Super Bowl Prop Bets
You Be the Field Judge
2/2/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Who cares about the score? The Super Bowl is all about prop bets! So we gotta ask ...
I Don't Get Heckled
Like Matt Leinart
2/2/2013 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Colin Kaepernick has accomplished more in one season than Matt Leinart has in a 7-year NFL career -- which explains the less-than-warm welcome Matt got from two loud-mouthed fans.
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I'm 46 Years Old
... AND I'M STILL RIPPED!!!
2/1/2013 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's been 14 years since Dallas Cowboys superstar Michael Irvin hung up his cleats ... but the guy is still SHREDDED ... and last night, he proved it.
The 46-year-old Hall of Famer was outside of a party in New Orleans last night -- talking about his new vitamin company -- when he and our camera guy started braggin' about their physiques.
But Irvin -- always one to back up his talk -- lifted up his shirt and proved he's still got a killer 6-pack.
How 'bout that Cowboy.
Gay NFL Players Will Get
Teased If They Come Out
2/1/2013 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gay football players NEED to have thick skin ... 'cause there's a 100% chance they'll get "teased" in an NFL locker room if they come out ... so says NFL legend Barry Sanders.
The Detroit Lions icon had just touched down in New Orleans last night when we asked him if gay players pose a "problem" in NFL locker rooms.
Sanders response -- absolutely not -- adding, "I don't know that there haven't been MANY gay players [in the past]."
He adds, "If somebody comes out, they're gonna get teased, but they need to have thick skin and go on about their life."
SF 49ers Superstars
Gore, Crabtree, Willis
2/1/2013 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
How do SF 49ers superstars Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree and Patrick Willis stay relaxed before the Super Bowl? They hit up one of the BEST STRIP CLUBS on Bourbon Street!!!
TMZ has footage of the running back, wide receiver and linebacker hitting up the legendary Penthouse Club in the Big Easy last night ... a 3-level adult fantasy land.
You can spot Frank by his green beanie -- that he was wearing earlier in the day while hanging out with Crabtree and Willis at the team hotel.
It's possible the guys were just hungry ... because the Penthouse Club is famous for its "Naked Sushi" ... in which paying customers can eat raw fish off of naked strippers. Sounds appetizing.
Then again, we spoke with someone inside the club who told us there were roughly 120 STRIPPERS working the floor last night.
One source, very familiar with the strip club scene in New Orleans, tells us ... "Penthouse Club is the real deal ... but you have to be a baller in that place. That's a high-end spot."
Guess Chris Culliver won't have to worry about these guys in the locker room.